VINCI Airports has announced the launch of a £100 million five-year investment plan that will increase Belfast International Airport’s operational efficiency, while improving passenger experience and environmental performance.
Phase one of the programme is underway, with the construction of a new security building adjacent to the current terminal building. This ultra-modern £25 million facility will transform the passenger security experience by implementing the required Standard 3 X-ray screening equipment, meaning passengers will no longer have to remove liquids or electronics from their luggage. The new building will be operational by summer 2024.
VINCI Airports’ investment plan will also revamp existing facilities, improving the airside departure area with additional departure gates and extra seating.
VINCI Airports has also announced the launch of a new solar farm on the airport site, which will generate 22.4 GWh of electricity and save 12,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
“VINCI Airports’ investment will support Belfast International Airport’s positive dynamic by strongly improving the passenger experience,” said Nicolas Notebaert, CEO of VINCI Concessions & President of VINCI Airports. “The airport plays a pivotal role for aviation, tourism and the wider local economy. As a long-term partner, VINCI Airports is committed to sustainably develop the airport and increase its environmental performance.”